Meet The Instructors

Our Jiu Jitsu Foundation mandated instructors have spent years training in jiu jitsu and through various levels of instruction courses have similarly developeed their instructing skills. Instructors are DBS checked, qualified first aiders, and fully insured.

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Tom Dugmore

Lead Instructor

Tom Dugmore is an associate lecturer in the Chemistry department at the University of York and has trained at various clubs over the years, but he began his jiu jitsu studies at the University of York and picked up the mantle of lead instructor several years ago. In late 2019 he also took over as lead instructor of the city centre club.

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Simon Pickersgill


Based at Leeds Jiu Jitsu Club, Simon Pickergill also teaches at York Town Club as a visiting instructor.